Submission Guidelines

Samarkand accepts unsolicited submissions of work of fiction (up to 6,000 words), non-fiction, translations, poetry and photography, in digital form only. All submissions must be accompanied by a brief author's bio. Samarkand will only consider work that has not been previously published either in print or digitally.

Submission Formats

Samarkand accepts the following digital formats: Word, Rich-Text Format (.rtf) file, PDF, Pages, .txt, or Open Office Documents.

Submission Review

Our review period is 3-5 months due to the amount of submissions we receive. Queries are welcomed after the 5th month past submission date. Query should include name, date and title of submission. We will contact author upon acceptance 

Contributor Honorarium

Samarkand publishes 2 issues per year: February and August. It pays upon publication a $25 honorarium and 2 contributor's copies. All rights revert to author after publication.

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Samarkand is a proud member of CLMP the Council of Literary Magazines and Small Presses.